Our Foundation

MEGAWomen was founded in the early 1990's by MechE PhD student Jeanne Sullivan and a few other MechE women graduate students during a time when the Mechanical Engineering department had very few women. Jeanne entered the SM program coming from CMU in 1988. She earned the SM degree in 1990 and the PHD degree in 1994. Jeanne spearheaded this effort stating that the

Women in MechE had a unique challenge in the world of Mechanical Engineering both as students and as professionals...

Thus began the life of MEGAWomen in MechE.

Our Mission

MEGAWomen was started to provide resources for professional, academic and personal development of MechE graduate women. As part of its mission, MEGA Women also organizes social events to foster lifelong friendships and student-faculty relationship. Events include:

  • Annual Retreats
  • End of Semester Dinners
  • Wine and Cheese Graduation Receptions
  • Crafting Circle for Knitting/Crocheting
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Ice-Cream Socials
  • Tea Socials
  • Dinner with Prospective Graduate Students
  • Faculty Lunches